By Tim Purtell
Updated March 30, 2007 at 04:00 AM EDT
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Emilio Pereda & Paola Ardizzoni
type
  • Movie

As a woman who keeps her cool even when disposing of her husband’s corpse, the Oscar-nominated Penélope Cruz whips through Pedro Almodóvar’s lively, moving dramedy Volver with a luminous confidence missing from her Hollywood flicks. Carmen Maura is equally good as a ghost (or not) who takes on an earthly mission. And don’t miss the dazzling end-credit sequence, inspired by one of the star’s cheap floral-patterned costumes. EXTRAS The director’s commentary touches on neorealism, Hitchcock’s Torn Curtain, and Cruz’s fake bum.

Volver

type
  • Movie
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 121 minutes
director
  • Pedro Almodovar

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